GH Welcomes Jason Cook!
"Shawn" and "Belle" (Bethsdayspage.com)
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General Hospital has just announced that there will be a Days of Our Lives reunion of sorts when Jason Cook (formerly Shawn Brady on DOOL) originates a new role and interacts with Kirsten Storms’ character, Maxie. (Kirsten Storms used to play Belle on DOOL.)
Cook’s character’s name hasn’t yet been released, but Soaps.com can tell you that he will play a doctor who comes to Port Charles with a secret past (is there any other kind?). His first airdate is in June and we’re told that the good (or bad!) doctor will interact with Maxie Jones soon after arriving in town.
Upon hearing the news, Soaps.com's Days of our Lives Writer Christine Fix told me, "I'm so envious that you get to have him on GH, but I hope you get to see some of the DAYS posters from my board over on GH - they're thrilled he's going to be on the show!" What a great idea Chrissi, let's encourage these two groups of ardent (and vocal!) soap fans to talk to each other. Why not open a thread on their board and start the conversation? Here you go: DOOL Message Board. And, if you want to learn more about Jason Cook, take a peak at his Soaps.com profile: Jason's profile.
Shawn and Belle were a super couple in Salem, now let's see if any of that old chemistry can reignite when Jason Cook and Kirsten Storms share a set again in Port Charles. (Poor Spinelli.) "I'm happy to see him back on daytime, even though part of me will always mourn the 'Shelle' couple and especially their portrayal of the two!" Chrissi Fix commented.
I say that Days fans are welcome to cross over to the dark (mobster) side of soaps - the more the merrier, right GH lovers?
Update June 2: Jason Cook spoke with Soaps.com reporter, Lori Wilson. Read here, what his new character name is! Click!
Julie Clark Robinson